COVID19 Impact: MG owners in Pune raise funds for medical supplies
MG owners in Pune from the MG Car Club Pune and MG Motor India have conducted a fund-raiser to support COVID19 patients in the region. This initiative was also supported by Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and by the local MG dealership, B.U. Bhandari.
The funds collected are being used to procure biodegradable bedsheets. These will be distributed to the dedicated COVID centers specifically in Pune and its outskirts. The sheets can be used for 48 hours before needing replacement and can be disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Prasad Rasne, chief experience officer of the MG Car Club Pune said of this initiative, "Keeping the current landscape in mind, we have arranged for biodegradable bedsheets as a part of our first fundraising drive. We thank all participants and owners of MG cars for their generous contributions. We are confident that we together can address a critical facet that largely gets overlooked during our fight against the pandemic."
MG has tied up with Devananda Gases, one of Vadodara's largest medical oxygen manufacturers, to improve medical oxygen outputs. More efficient processes have increased the production of oxygen by 15 per cent an hour and MG aims to increase this by a further 50 per cent soon. The company has also tied up with Credihealth to provide 200 COVID19 beds in Gurugram.
Through its CSR arm MG SEWA, the carmaker is providing lunch to families of patients at GMERS Hospital while oxygen concentrators for the affected family members of MG Motor India's employees are also being imported. MG is also donating 200 beds for COVID19 patients via the Credihealth online healthcare platform. These biodegradable and waterproof beds are being sourced from Gujarat-based Aryan Paper Mills. Finally, it is also looking at the feasibility of introducing MG Hector mobile testing units.
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